New downtown signage highlights how to help businesses stay open

New signage will be displayed across downtown Knoxville to remind people that staying safe and healthy can help downtown businesses stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 5, the messaging will be installed in businesses and public areas around the downtown district. The eye-catching signage, provided by Downtown Knoxville Alliance, will educate the public about the health … Read More

Downtown Knoxville Alliance adds resources to guide prospective downtown residents

Developers have started construction on a combined 420 new residential units in Downtown Knoxville, signaling continued housing demand within the central business district, which is a 0.67-square-mile area in the city’s core. The new rental and purchase options will push the district’s housing units to more than 2,000, in addition to units in surrounding downtown neighborhoods. “Downtown Knoxville has become … Read More

Mast General Store to release downtown-branded merchandise at ‘A Knoxville Christmas’

Just in time for the holidays, Mast General Store is releasing a full line of Downtown Knoxville-branded merchandise on Friday, Dec. 13, at its locally themed “A Knoxville Christmas” event. The celebration will take place at the downtown Knoxville store at 402 S. Gay St., from 6-9 p.m. The merchandise includes T-shirts, tote bags, magnets, stickers, postcards, mugs, glassware and … Read More

Downtown Knoxville Alliance adds creative signage to aid during ramps, viaduct closures

The Downtown Knoxville Alliance is taking creative steps to show that businesses affected by the Jackson Avenue ramp and Broadway viaduct closures will remain open and accessible, including driver- and pedestrian-friendly messages, sidewalk directionals and a long fence screen with large icons. The downtown organization is placing eye-catching signage to help drivers and pedestrians easily find alternate routes and has … Read More

Painted, playable pianos make public debut in Downtown Knoxville

The Piano Project of Knoxville, a public art and music initiative featuring painted and playable pianos, officially launched Oct. 10 in downtown Knoxville. The reveal of Knoxville’s first-ever painted pianos took place on the Market Square stage at Bill Lyons Pavilion. The Piano Project of Knoxville was founded by jazz pianist Brian Clay, and the launch is sponsored by the … Read More

Downtown Knoxville organization updates focus, brand to reflect district’s vibrancy

In 1993 when the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District (CBID) was formed, most people agreed that downtown Knoxville needed significant improvement, with the city center nearly devoid of residents and essentially deserted after the workday ended. Not so today. Downtown residents, workers and visiting guests now enjoy what some have described as a surprisingly vibrant city – at all … Read More